Comments for: Removing ‘cringe’ from local culture

Posted Jan. 03, 2011, at 7:18 p.m.

In social anthropology there is an interesting phenomenon, described as the “cultural cringe” by Australian social commentator A.A. Phillips, which manifests itself as an internalized inferiority complex around a country, region or community’s cultural offerings when compared to those of an older or bigger neighbor. On occasion I have felt …

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